Jeremy Posted June 5, 2002 Share Posted June 5, 2002 Greetings, I heard about PeopleCards on NPR last week and contacted the president of the company regarding customized geocaching cards for geocachers. I've been thinking about trading cards for a while, but really haven't been able to justify the cost for it. The concept is this: Each geocacher creates his/her own family, group, or individual trading card. That card design would have a unique serial number. If you found a card you could prove you found it and "add" it to your virtual collection online. Others could see who you collected and where. It would function similar to Travel Bugs, except for the fact that they would all have the same tracking number (and would not show a movement history). Unfortunately the major issue is cost. To make it cost effective it would be around $150 to create 500 cards, which for most is a pretty penny. The result, however, would be an actual trading card quality card (gloss, colors, etc). The second idea is to generate an Adobe Acrobat file of a card and allow individuals to laminate their cards and put them in caches. Some kind of design tool would be created on the site to do this. The last possibility is to contact Enteractive and work with them to create a Geocaching specific template. Unfortunately that is pretty expensive too (though much less than the professional way). Whatever way we go, I believe it adds a neat element to the game. Please respond with your opinion of cost and how interested you would be in doing something like this. You're also free to sign up on the PeopleCards site to see if they'll add you to the collection. There's also a new Group card being created for those Geocaching organizations out there. Jeremy Irish Groundspeak - The Language of Location Quote Link to comment
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